Monday, August 21, 2023

Viv & Riley - "Imaginary People"

For their latest single, folk duo Viv & Riley (aka Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno) go a little lighter than their previous single about the climate apocalypse. "Imaginary People" is the kind of light and cheery traditional folk meets pop that we came to love about Viv & Riley. It's an uptempo and dreamy folk song that really gives the pair a chance to shine, both musically and lyrically. Leva's vocals instantly grab your attention, and the song is of the impossible to resist variety. It seems like we're in a resurgence of great folk duos lately, and Viv & Riley are one of the finest ones.

Songwriter Vivian Leva says of the new single:

"‘Imaginary People’ is about evaluating and juggling all of the different versions of myself. Was I adventurous and a little reckless? Or was I grounded and measured? Am I kind to myself or too judgemental?"

You can listen to "Imaginary People" below. Imaginary People, the album, is due out September 15 on Free Dirt Records. For more on Viv & Riley, check out the artist's website.

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